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Remarks by Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo before the U.S.-Korea CEO Roundtable

Good morning everyone. Thank you for joining our CEO Roundtable at the Department of Commerce. I’d like to extend a warm welcome to our distinguished guests from Korea – President Moon, Minister Moon, and the entire Korean Government delegation, it’s an honor to have you with us. I’d also like to thank the CEOs who have joined us here today – in person and virtually. I’m grateful for your...

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo Following Meetings with Semiconductor Industry Leaders

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After her listening sessions today with CEOs and senior executives from companies that represent the full scope of the semiconductor supply chain and customer base, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo released the following statement: “Semiconductors play a unique role in our economic and national security, and when semiconductor supply chains are disrupted, the impact is felt across the...

NOAA Predicts Another Active Atlantic Hurricane Season

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NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season, and a 10% chance of a below-normal season. However, experts do not anticipate the historic level of storm activity seen in 2020. For 2021, a likely range of 13 to 20 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher)...

Remarks by Deputy Secretary Don Graves at the NOAA Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook Press Conference

Hello everyone! It’s great to be here with you. Thank you, Ben, for that introduction and your continued leadership. Nearly all of us have witnessed the impact that weather can have on our communities. Some of us view weather events as a mere nuisance – extra rain that slows traffic or snow that forces us to adjust plans for the day. But I’ve seen, first-hand, the devastating impact that extreme...

Spotlight on Commerce: Hannah Wang, Primary Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Guest blog post by Hannah Wang, Primary Patent Examiner, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) As a primary patent examiner at the Commerce Department's United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), I handle patent applications in the area of computer networking. In addition, I have the privilege of currently serving as president of the Asian Pacific American Network (APANET), one of the...

Spotlight on Commerce: Ava Jamerson, International Trade Specialist, International Trade Administration

Guest blog post by Ava Jamerson, International Trade Specialist, International Trade Administration I am an International Trade Specialist and professional communicator in the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration’s Enforcement and Compliance (E&C) unit. In this role, I help U.S. industries, media and the public understand the work we do to support a free, fair, and rules-based...

CALL FOR: 2021 Sustainability, Energy, and Environmental Ambassador Nominations

The Department of Commerce is calling for nominations for the fourth annual Sustainability, Energy, and Environmental (SEE) Ambassadors program. The SEE Ambassadors program recognizes individual Departmental employees for outstanding performance in implementing exceptional projects or programs helping the Department meet sustainability, energy and water reduction, clean energy, climate change...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to host virtual SelectUSA Investment Summit: June 7-11

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Cabinet members, CEOs, and global investors gather to drive business interest to America U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo will host the 2021 SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 7-11, to be held virtually for the first time. She will be joined by several Cabinet members, Governors, top CEOs and small business leaders seeking to attract global companies to invest in the U.S. economy and...